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M5.5 Neto Earthquake, 2001


27 November 2001


E of Neto, Nepal


07:31:51 UTC (13:16:51 NST)


29.691 N (ISC)


81.716 E (ISC)


22.6 kms (ISC)


Mw 5.5 (HRV); ML 5.5 (IMD)

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A moderate earthquake occurred in the Nepal Himalayas, near Neto in far-western Nepal, on 27 November 2001 at 13:16 PM local time resulting in minor damage to property in the region.  It had a magnitude of Mw=5.5 and was followed by several strong aftershocks, including another event similar in magnitude.

The earthquake was centred 3.9 kms E of Neto (Seti Zone), Nepal,
25 kms NW of Thargumtha
(Bheri Zone), Nepal,
54.7 kms NE of Bajura
(Seti Zone), Nepal,
120 kms ENE of Dadeldhura
(Mahakali Zone), Nepal,
147 kms E of Pitoragarh (Uttarakhand), India,
180 kms N of Nepalganj
(Rapti Zone), Nepal,
328 kms N of Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), India,
415 kms NW of Kathmandu
(Kathmandu Zone), Nepal,
454 kms ENE of Connaught Place (Delhi), India.

The earthquake at 07:31 UTC was followed by a vigorous sequence of aftershocks. The strongest aftershock occurred at 08:53 UTC. It had a magnitude of Mw=5.4 and was centred approximately 6-kilometres to the south of Neto.

Extensive damage was reported in the districts of Bajura, Humla and Mugu in mid-western Nepal by Radio Nepal. Damage was reported from Mugu and at Bajura, a school and a hospital were among the structures affected. There were no injuries or deaths associated with this earthquake. The first earthquake that was also the largest event in this sequence was felt at Almora in Uttarakhand and also in high-rise buildings as far as Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, at Faridabad in Haryana and in Delhi.

01) India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi.
International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire, UK.
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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